Add a new Islamic terror group to your lexicon

It is BOKO HARAM.  It is the Islamic group that recently took credit for the Christmas day bombings in Nigeria.  The group is looking to establish a shariah government in that country, but they could get in here—into the US.

Recently I picked up the December issue of Government Security News on my kitchen table and noticed this story (below).  Turns out that there were hearings in the US House of Representatives on Boko Haram with an emphasis on the possibility that they could be in the US.

Everybody knows Al Qaeda by now, and readers of RRW surely know the name Al Shabaab (or Shabab), so here is a new African Islamic supremacist group:

The Nigerian Islamist sect that bombed the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital on Aug. 26, killing more than 20, could bring its terror tactics to the US, warned a report from members of the House Homeland Security Committee and its counterterrorism subcommittee.

The report, issued by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), chairman and ranking member of the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence, said Boko Haram could be the next face of terror in the U.S. Their report, issued following a House hearing on the group, said it has quickly evolved and “poses an emerging threat” to the US homeland and interests. They requested the State Department to investigate classifying it as a terror group, saying it could be working with Al Qaeda affiliates in Algeria and Al Shabaab in Nigeria to develop and coordinate on operational plans.

Boko Haram Islamists want to create a Sharia-only nation in northern Nigeria and ignore Nigeria’s constitution and the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan.  They also believe western education and any product of it are blasphemous. Experts on the group say the name “Boko Haram” is a rough combination of Arabic and Nigerian words that mean “western education is a sin.”

And, then I note in this report on the hearings, that the report urges the intelligence community to begin work in the  Nigerian diaspora in the US.  I guess they now realize they were asleep at the switch as Al Shabaab recruited in the US Somali “community” about 5 years ago.

Conduct outreach with Nigerian Diaspora communities in the United States: The US government should develop relationships with Nigerian Diaspora communities in the United States to learn more about Boko Haram and the factors driving its evolution, intent, capability, and targeting. Through familial and personal relationships, Diaspora communities in the United States provide a unique and invaluable perspective on their home country.

So far we aren’t taking Nigerian refugees (that we have been told!), but plenty get into the US through the Diversity Visa  Lottery Program, here (6000 in 2011).

I’m sure you will be hearing much more about BOKO HARAM!

Millions of Iraqis “abandoned” by US

You can’t win with these Leftists.  They screamed and hollered that we had to get out of Iraq.  In fact, they played a huge role in getting Obama elected because he promised just that—he would get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan.  So, Obama yanks all of our troops out of Iraq (at once) and headlines (from Leftwing publications) like our title above are everywhere.

Below is how a story from New America Media begins.  But, read about NAM first—started in 1996 they say this in their ‘about:

NAM is dedicated to bringing the voices of the marginalized – ethnic minorities, immigrants, young people, elderly – into the national discourse. The communities of the New America will then be better informed, better connected to one another, and better able to influence policy makers.

NAM on the Iraqis (likening them to the Vietnamese where the actions of the political Left/antiwar movement caused their abandonment).  We can argue about whether getting into both Vietnam and Iraq was a good idea, but in both cases we should have stayed to win and help stabilize the country.   Maybe the political Left (the Communists and Socialists) wants this “abandonment” story (US is bad story!).  Gee, could the refugees just be their pawns in a larger game?

Each time Uncle Sam ventures abroad he leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than the story of Iraq, where despite flowery speeches regarding freedom and sovereignty by the Obama administration, despite assurances that tyranny has been “cast aside,” the tragedy caused by the United States invasion, occupation and inevitable abandonment is on an epic proportion.

Read it all.

So where was the political Left condemning Obama for getting us involved in Egypt and Libya for instance?  Watch for it, we will soon hear calls for us to take Egyptian and Libyan refugees (maybe they have already begun!).